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Ben Simmons believes Al Horford is crucial for the success of the Philadelphia 76ers this season.

Simmons explained why Horford plays an important role in the team’s tactics.

“That’s Al. That’s what he does. He’s a great player, team-first guy, his IQ on the court is amazing, he knows how to play the game well, defensively he can move his feet, and having him here has been great.

We’re only getting better, more confident, our chemistry is getting a lot better just the more we play,” said Simmons, per Ky Carlin of USA Today.